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3/4" string spacing - give me examples

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rx jr., Jan 3, 2005.

  1. rx jr.

    rx jr.

    May 10, 2004
    what basses have a 3/4" string spacing? when I look at specs at most websites, they give me the spacing from the highest string to the lowest, not string to string.

    thanks a lot guys!!
  2. LA


    Oct 17, 2001
    3/4" string spacing translates into 2 1/4" (from low string to high string) for a 4-string to 3" for a 5-string.

    The MTD Kingston and Ibanez BTB405 are examples of basses with 3/4" string spacing.
  3. pistoleroace


    Sep 13, 2002
    As LA mentioned, 3/4" from string to string is std on all 4-string basses that I know of. There are a few companies such as F Bass, MTD, Nordstrand and other companies like those that have 3/4" (19mm) spacing. For the mass produced instruments, someone else will have to step in and inform us about them.

    Are you looking for a 4 or 5-string bass? Maybe letting us know what budget you have so we can guide you towards something would be good too.
  4. rx jr.

    rx jr.

    May 10, 2004
    a 6-string! :hyper: :hyper:
  5. 4string4ever

    4string4ever Guest

    Apr 18, 2004
    Orlando, Florida
    4 string Pbass.
  6. pistoleroace


    Sep 13, 2002
    Well, that narrows it down for sure. Most six string basses I am aware of are going to be 17-18mm. Not sure of anyone off the top of my head that does a six string in 3/4" (19mm) spacing although I'm sure someone does one but that's going to be pretty wide for a six string.
  7. The Yamaha TRB's are 19mm IIRC. I know the John Patitucci sig. model is.
  8. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Fender, Sadowsky, MTD, etc

  9. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Ibanez's BTB series has full 3/4" (19mm) string spacing on their six-strings, both of which are amazing values - the 406 as a "budget" sixer, and the 1006e as a multi-laminated, Bartolini-equipped, asymmetrical neck shaped "higher-end" bass.
  10. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    I think just about every pre 2003 (ie, not those "new" TRB's) Yamaha has 19 mm spacing, be it a 4, 5 or 6 string.